At first I almost puked when I heard about the law journal making Gonzo their lawyer of the year, but then when I heard their reasoning:
Well, Time can name Hitler, Stalin, Bush, as person of the year, right? It's kinda like that. He didn't have "Good" influence on the law, but he had a lot of it, right?
The wife is re-upholstering the chair I was sitting on.
And don't forget this gem of Judicial 101 wisdom: